For years—literally years—Rogie King & I (Justin Mezzell) have been kicking the tires on a number of collaborative projects that we never really got off the ground, largely due to disorganization, motivation and/or general lack of prioritization. This April, we decided to put a hard deadline on a project launch wherein if we hadn’t launched by Summer, we’d stop pretending like we were going to launch anything at all. Turns out, that’s exactly what we needed. So we rounded up some folks we’ve always wanted to collaborate with, tightened the velcro on our runnings shoes, and barreled blindly down the road like a clumsy bat with misshapen wings out of hell.
The idea was simple: Most of us have been working the web for quite a while, so it seemed like a nice departure to work in the world of physical goods, since we so rarely get to hold anything we’ve made physically in our sweaty palms. After scrapping a few dead-ends, we ultimately decided to leave room for these ideas to evolve and take shape under the moniker "Super Team Deluxe". The idea has been to simply create products that we'd like for other humans that might like them too. As of now, we’ve launched with a limited edition run of lapel pins and a couple patches, but we’re trying to leave the road open for exploration. After all, we’re still learning a lot and we’d love to invite you in on the journey.
We’re here to answer your questions on design, competitive snacking, the human struggle for significance, and whatever else.
We’ll be answering your questions on Thursday, August 11 starting at 11am EDT (8am PDT) through whenever.